Rise Of Online College Courses

Rise Of Online College Courses

The percentage of students taking college courses online has nearly tripled since 2002, according to an article in The Washington Post.             The Washington Post cited a study that stated 29% of college students took at least one online course in the fall of 2009, compared to 10% in 2002.             The 2010 study, Class Differences: Online Education in the United States, 2010, noted that online education has been growing continuously. Online enrollment increased from 1.6 million in 2002 to 3.2 million in 2005 to 5.6 million i ... Read More About Rise Of Online College Courses

Nationwide Reading And Math Abilities

Nationwide Reading And Math Abilities

12th grade students’ reading/math scores increased slightly, since their record lows in 2005, according to federal results released November 18th, cited by an article in The New York Times.             These reading and math tests comprise the National Assessment of Education Progress test. The Department of Education administered this test to what it determined to be a representative sample of about 50,000 12th grade students nationwide in the spring of 2009.                The Department of Education stated tha ... Read More About Nationwide Reading And Math Abilities

Freshmen Yields At Top Colleges

Freshmen Yields At Top Colleges

Elite colleges are all in competition with each other, and the one statistic they can brag about is how many high school students – who received acceptance letters – actually commit and attend that college.             Many top colleges believe that this figure is the ultimate sign of how prestigious and respected that certain college is. This is how colleges compare themselves to one another.             Harvard, Dartmouth, Cornell and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill all had more accepted high school stud ... Read More About Freshmen Yields At Top Colleges

Different Ways To Apply To College

Different Ways To Apply To College

Technology is rapidly creating more ways to apply for college and continually taking the tedium out of the process, according to an article in The New York Times. High school students can now choose from the Common Application, the Common Black Application, XAP, Embark, Superapp and the Universal College Application. All of these application formats promise to save students time by allowing them to fill in academic and personal information only one time for all colleges the student wishes to apply to and accept the application. These new technologies are creating more applicants for each college and allowing students to broaden their possibl ... Read More About Different Ways To Apply To College

Take The Exam If You Are Taking The AP Class

Take The Exam If You Are Taking The AP Class

Do you have a few Advanced Placement classes in your schedule?  Now, you’re not required to take the corresponding AP test come May, but the class should be preparing you for said test.  However, an easy question to ask would be: should I take the AP test?  The answer is simply, “yes”.  Here’s why… College credit for cheap - One AP test will cost you $87 (as of 2010).  Some school districts may even offer financial assistance to students taking AP tests.  That may sound like a lot of money, but on the other hand, many colleges will award you college credit for good scores.  ... Read More About Take The Exam If You Are Taking The AP Class